Ricotta and Summer Berry Parfaits

I’m a sucker for anything with berries, and these parfaits are no exception. Layers of fluffy ricotta, sweet summer berries, and a hint of lemon make for a perfect summertime treat. And they’re so easy to make! Just layer everything in a jar and you’re good to go. Ingredients 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 2…

I’m a sucker for anything with berries, and these parfaits are no exception. Layers of fluffy ricotta, sweet summer berries, and a hint of lemon make for a perfect summertime treat. And they’re so easy to make! Just layer everything in a jar and you’re good to go.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. strawberry jam

Instructions

1. Combine cream cheese, honey, lemon zest, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

2. Beat with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in ricotta until smooth.

4. Use a spatula to push the jam through a fine mesh strainer into a small mixing bowl; this will remove any tiny seeds in the jam.

5. Add remaining 1 Tbsp of lemon juice to strained jam and mix until smooth; add berries and stir to coat them well..

6. Into four dessert glasses or bowls, layer 1-2 Tbsp berries and 2-3 Tbsp ricotta mixture; repeat process ending with berries on top as final layer..

7(optional). Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and garnish with mint leaves prior to serving if desired

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 parfait
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Protein 6 g
Ricotta and Summer Berry Parfaits

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